We offer a wide range of part-time, evening and weekend music courses at many levels to suit your needs and aspirations, with highly motivated teachers. You can learn to play a variety of instruments, or further develop your skills. Explore jazz, learn or improve your singing and work in our professionally-equipped music technology studio.
A rare opportunity to explore improvisation in a supportive and playful environment. Open to musicians with two years of tuition completed. Find creativity and freedom as you follow the greats - Bach, Mozart, Chopin….
Trace the development of jazz piano from its origins in New Orleans to later styles, including boogie woogie, stride, bebop, post bop and abstraction, and look at key influential pianists of the period.
Led by industry professional Laura Young (S2k Music), this course is for music creators and performers building a career. Topics include self promotion, releasing music, income streams, societies and contracts. You can progress to 'Music business skills 2'.
A study and sharing group for experienced jazz players who are already performing. We will focus on famous jazz pianists, with in-depth listening and transcription of recorded examples. Includes some in-class demonstration and performance. Course dates: 5 November, 3 December, 14 January, 4 March, 25 March and 22 April.
Improve your sight reading/singing, instrumental skills, coordination and ensemble playing. Learn to hear the music you see, write down the music you hear, and coordinate rhythm and melody. Tutor: Mayda Narvey [external website].
What makes a memorable, satisfying tune? Through analysis of popular songs of the last century, examine how craft can serve inspiration. Enhance your compositional endeavours. A secure grasp of music theory is desirable for writing tasks, but alternative ways to compose may be negotiated.
Explore, transpose and rehearse patterns of scales and chord tones relevant to improvising over jazz progressions. Ideal if you have completed 'Jazz harmony and ear training'. Tunes will be announced a month before the course and copies sent to all enrolled students, so please enrol in good time.
Ideal for musicians and music teachers. Come and learn how to prepare and print high quality scores and other notation with Sibelius software. A good knowledge of conventional notation is required. Tutor: Selena Kay [external website].
The Arduino lets you use light, movement and other physical variables to create and manipulate sound and music. A practical introduction using sensor technology with Max/MSP software. Some experience of music production software would be an advantage.
Two days led by Paul Bartholomew during which you will explore groovy repertoire of South Africa, from Kwela jive to Mbqunga and jazz. Ensemble playing and opportunities to improvise. All instruments welcome, although rhythm section players should check vacancies with the Music department prior to enrolling: 020 7492 2630. Rhythm section places are limited : please contact the Music department prior to enrolling to check vacancies.